Marielle is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a partner at Grant Thornton LLP where she provides accounting and tax services to small businesses and individuals. Originally from Princeton, she moved to Penticton from Williams Lake in 2000. Philanthropy has always been a part of Marielle’s life and while working with other charities she learned more about the supportive work of the Community Foundation and how its donors had used it as a platform for leaving a legacy for charities. Marielle has served as president and treasurer and has helped with governance for the organization. She says the most rewarding part about her involvement with the Community Foundation is promoting and sharing the results of granting to local charities.